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{adj: cursed with, stuck with} burdened with
"stuck with the tab"

{n: check, chit, tab} the bill in a restaurant
"he asked the waiter for the check"

{n: control character, ASCII control character} ASCII characters to indicate carriage return or tab or backspace; typed by depressing a key and the control key at the same time

{n: pill, lozenge, tablet, tab} a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet

{n: slide fastener, zip, zipper, zip fastener} a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab

{n: tab key, tab} the key on a typewriter or a word processor that causes a tabulation

{n: tab} a short strip of material attached to or projecting from something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or handling it
"pull the tab to open the can"
"files with a red tab will be stored separately"
"the collar has a tab with a button hole"
"the filing cards were organized by cards having indexed tabs"

{n: yellow journalism, tabloid, tab} sensationalist journalism

{v: foot, pick} pay for something
"pick up the tab"
"pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"
"foot the bill"

{v: keep tabs on} keep a record on or watch attentively
"The government keeps tabs on the dissidents"

{v: monitor, supervise, ride herd on} keep tabs on ; keep an eye on ; keep under surveillance

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